A community foundation is a non-profit organization supported by donors with a common interest in charity and creating good in a defined geographic area. There are fewer than 800 community foundations in the U.S. – Barberton is fortunate to have its own!
From the Barberton High School to the Towpath Connector Bridge to the many students who receive college scholarships each year – Barberton Community Foundation is a proud sponsor of progress.
Designated – As the donor, you may support one or more specific charitable organizations that benefit Barberton.[/su_tab]
Field of Interest – As the donor, you choose to invest in a specific cause or initiative you wish to support that benefits Barberton.
Scholarship – As the donor, you may set up a fund that assists Barberton residents with the cost of higher education.
List of Funds
Many individuals, families, businesses and organizations have created charitable legacies by establishing funds at Barberton Community Foundation. We are honored to serve as the steward of these gifts, and grateful for the opportunity to help these donors make their personal philanthropy meaningful and fulfilling.
The Foundation currently offers more than 80 funds benefiting a wide range of interests: education, social services, citywide beautification, economic development, the arts and much more. There are countless ways for you to help make Barberton a better place to live, work and play. Consider giving a gift to one or more of the funds to help our community thrive.
- Step 1: Identify your charitable goals. Do you want your fund to be permanent (endowed)? Will there be restrictions to a field of interest or a specific agency? We offer a variety of types of funds that are flexible to meet your individual needs.
- Step 2: Decide if you wish to participate in grantmaking decisions or leave that work up to the Foundation’s community experts.
- Step 3: Determine what type of assets will be used to establish the fund. Donors have many options, so you decide what works best for you.
- Step 4: Decide when to give. Are you are able to make an outright gift now or do you wish to consider using a planned gift to establish the fund?
- Step 5: Finalize the gift by choosing the fund’s name and recommending how to invest it. A donor will sign a simple fund agreement letter provided by the staff and arrange to transfer assets to the Foundation. A minimum amount is needed to establish most funds. That amount may be built up over time.
Contact us to see what kind of an impact a gift today can have on our community now and forever — try it and see for yourself how valuable a fund at Barberton Community Foundation can be!
Barberton Community Foundation Fund Listings
(As of 8/1/16)
|Fund Name||Fund Type||Interest Area(s)|
|A.O. Austin Engineering Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|AAA Barberton/Ohio Auto Club Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Merrilee and Jimmy Anthe Fund||Endowed||Fighting Hunger, Helping Hands|
|Albert W. & Rose E. Kimak Charitable Fnd. Of Summit County, Ohio Barberton Community Health Clinic||Endowed||Medical Care & Health|
|Barberton Area Community Ministries||Now & Forever||Fighting Hunger, Helping Hands|
|Barberton Band Boosters Henda Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Barberton Beautification Pass Through Fund||Pass Through||Culture & Events, Beautify Our World|
|Barberton Beautification Endowed Fund||Endowed||Beautify Our World|
|Barberton Bicycle Safety Pass Through Fund||Pass Through||Helping Hands|
|Barberton City Schools Synthetic Football Field Turf Fund||Pass-through||Athletic Legacy & Programs|
|Barberton Community Foundation Board of Directors Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Barberton Community Health Clinic Pass Through Fund||Pass Through||Medical Care & Health|
|Barberton Community Health Clinic Endowed Fund||Endowed||Medical Care & Health|
|Barberton Elk Lodge 982 Memorial Endowment Fund for the Barberton Community Health Clinic||Endowed||Medical Care & Health|
|Barberton Elk Lodge 982 Memorial Scholarship Fund||Now & Forever||Scholarship|
|Barberton Head Start Endowment Fund||Endowed||Learning Opportunities|
|Barberton High School Alumni Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Barberton High School Class of 1967 City Improvement Pass-Through Fund||Pass-through||Helping Hands|
|Barberton Historical Society Pass Through Fund||Pass Through||Preserving History|
|Barberton Historical Society Endowment Fund||Endowed||Preserving History|
|Barberton Parks Department Senior Focus Fund||Now & Forever||Helping Hands|
|Barberton Parks Department Summer Entertainment Now & Forever Fund||Now & Forever||Culture & Events|
|Barberton Parks Department Youth in Action Now & Forever Fund||Now & Forever||Athletic Legacy & Programs|
|Barberton PTA Council Muffet Family Scholarship Endowment Fund||Scholarship/Endowed||Scholarship|
|Barberton Public Library Endowment Fund||Now & Forever||Promoting Literacy|
|Barberton Salvation Army||Now & Forever||Helping Hands|
|Barberton Skate Park Now & Forever Fund||Now & Forever||Culture & Events|
|Bill and Kim Eberhardt Special Education Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Bonnie J. Myers College Prep Support Fund||Endowed||Learning Opportunities|
|Bonnie Joyce Myers Memorial Mum Fest Arch Fund||Endowed||Culture & Events|
|Bonnie Joyce Myers Memorial Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Chicken Open Pass-Through Fund||Pass-through||Helping Hands|
|City of Barberton Safety Services Pass-Through Fund||Pass-through||Helping Hands|
|Cianciola/Macko Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Coalition of Concerned Christians Pass Through Fund||Pass Through||Fighting Hunger, Helping Hands|
|Craig Wilson Journalism Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Dr. Douglas A. Gormley Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Dr. Milan Pavkov Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Dr. Robert Littlejohn Barberton Red Cross Endowment Fund||Endowed||Disaster & Crisis Relief, Helping Hands|
|Dr. Robert Littlejohn Barberton Salvation Army Endowment Fund||Endowed||Helping Hands|
|Early Childhood Gifted Learners||Now & Forever||Learning Opportunities|
|Emilio C. Chu, M.D. Nursing Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Esther Ryan Endowment Fund||Endowed||Helping Hands|
|Former Mayor - Kenneth & Majorie Cox Barberton Charitable Donor Advised Fund||Endowed||Helping Hands|
|Genet Family Leadership Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Greynolds Family Magics Basketball Pay it Forward Fund||Now & Forever||Helping Hands|
|Harnden Family Fund for Academic Excellence||Endowed||Education|
|Harry Bauschlinger Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Heart of Gold Humane Fund||Pass-through||For Our Furry Friends|
|Helen & Verne Scott Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Holiday Elf Now & Forever Fund||Now & Forever||Helping Hands|
|James A. & Juleen Colombo Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Jeep Davis Olympic Hopeful Fund||Endowed||Athletic Legacy & Programs|
|Jeep Davis Youth Sports Now & Forever Fund||Now & Forever||Athletic Legacy & Programs|
|Jim & Kay Stonkus Barberton Betterment Fund||Pass-through||Helping Hands|
|John and Ruth Wagner Pass-Through Fund||Pass-through||Helping Hands, Lake Anna|
|Justin Winebrenner Fund||Now & Forever||Helping Hands|
|K. Jack Greynolds Memorial Classic Fund||Pass-through||Medical Care & Health|
|Karen Lee Burnette Scholarship||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Lake Anna YMCA Heritage Fund||Endowed||Helping Hands|
|Lake Anna Preservation & Improvement Pass Through Fund||Pass-through||Beautify Our World|
|Larry Bidlingmyer Memorial Bike Ride Pass Through Fund||Pass-through||Helping Hands|
|Larry Bidlingmyer "Mr. Bid" Outdoor Education Fund||Endowed||Learning Opportunities|
|Larry Furman Diabetes Benefit Fund||Endowed||Medical Care & Health|
|Leach Family Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Limitless Playground Pass-Through Fund||Pass-Through||Helping Hands|
|Lois & Gary Matney Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Magical Theatre Company Fund||Endowed||Arts, Culture & Events|
|Marilyn & John May Fund for Developmentally Disabled Youth||Endowed||Helping Hands|
|Matthew Kerr Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Medical Mutual Magical Movement Pass Through Fund||Pass-through||Helping Hands, Culture & Events|
|Medical Mutual Magical Movement Endowment Fund||Endowed||Helping Hands, Culture & Events|
|Military Honor Roll Endowment Fund||Endowed||Preserving History|
|Russ Pry Law Scholarship||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|St. Vincent de Paul of St. Augustine Parish Endowment Fund||Endowed||Fighting Hunger, Helping Hands|
|Summa Barberton Hospital Endowment Fund||Endowed||Learning Opportunities|
|TEACH Achievement Now & Forever Fund||Now & Forever||Learning Opportunities|
|The Brighter Barberton Fund||Pass-through||Helping Hands|
|The City of Barberton Disaster Relief Charitable Fund||Pass-through||Disaster & Crisis Relief, Helping Hands|
|The City of Barberton Dog Park Now & Forever Fund||Now & Forever||For Our Furry Friends|
|The Liddle Family First Generation Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|
|Thomas L. Angerer Memorial Scholarship Fund||Scholarship||Scholarship|